mob justice

Its always fun to read first hand accounts of people taking back their rights. This story comes to us from zpac, about a blind man retaliating after being swindled out of money to reach a destination by the conductor.

Cantt Station is a place where many things happen. From bizarre, shocking to dramatics, I’ve witnessed so much in these 5 years. Yesterday around 6 PM, I was standing for a bus to ZamZama when I saw a bus conductor being beaten up by a sightless man. Apparently, as most conductors do, the man lied to the passenger about the location where the bus would take him. The visually challenged, trusting the responsible, hitched in. Then at Cantt. he came know that he paid for a destination he never wanted to go. So, very impressively he got the bus stopped, made a good issue out of the whole thing and started beating the conductor. Luckily, the traffic police guy (an entity that the conductors despise but are equally scared of) also came in and a lot of people surrounded the two. So the conductor became helpless and couldn’t fight back. If he would have even raised his hand, the public would have dug up his grave right there on the road. A slap, a verbal abuse, a punch, a hit from the flexi-cane and then a slap. The visually challenged man’s rage, confidence and accuracy was excellent√¢‚Ǩ¬¶ maybe better than anyone with a sense of sight who wouldnt have done anything because of the lack of guts. It strangely felt good seeing all this. Maybe now the guy wont consider the passengers to be stupid. We’re the public and we can do anything!

3 Comments so far

  1. Arsalaan Haleem (unregistered) on February 25th, 2007 @ 3:59 pm

    Three cheers for the Blind passenger!!


  2. Faisal (unregistered) on February 25th, 2007 @ 4:51 pm

    Oddly satisfying to read this. :D


  3. Kashif (unregistered) on February 25th, 2007 @ 7:14 pm

    While the event has a comical aspect to it, this shows how frustrated our people are getting. I did a piece on this (Karachi street crime) here:

    http://www.chowrangi.com/karachi-street-crime-citizens-fighting-back.html



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